100% disk, tried everything

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  1.    10 Jul 2018 #11

    Coming back here to clarify, it was a HDD issue as well as an update issue.

    HDD had bad sectors, it was a WD 320gb 5000~rpm 8 year old HDD, no data was lost, i was only using it for windows, i tried doing a clean format, it worked for a brief period, the sectors were read and re-written but they kept coming back as bad sectors. I replaced it with a Segate Barracuda 1 TB 7200rpm now running at 30°, i also replaced my case, the HDD's are now running inside a DeepCool Tesseract BF, Mid Tower. The air flow is amazing, i would expect nothing less after installing a total of 6 case coolers 120x120, a bit noisy but my headphones have sound dampening and i can rest easy knowing that my investments are properly taken care of and running at optimum efficiency.

    I suspect the old HDD went bad due to high temp but after working for 8 years i'm very satisfied, i'll give it a proper burial, viking style

    Second issue was the feature update to 1803, it was taking forever and always the HDD was running at 100%, all the way. On the old faulty HDD and the brand new Barracuda. I think Microsoft ****ed up with that feature update..........it's not even an update it's a complete windows reinstall, the update package was taking 20gb of disk space and after it was done there was an "OLD Windows" folder next to the new windows folder.....

    Right now i'm on 1803 ( installed 1803 from a flash drive so i wouldnt have to go through the painful feature update ), up to date with everything, drivers up to date, tweaked for performance, lightning fast.

    Thank you all for your contributions, i'll stick around and help other noobs in distress. I'm pretty good at technical support even tho i'm not trained for it, my main profession is Psychologist but while i was doing my masters i was also doing a 2 year post-highschool analytical programmer course. Education is extremely cheap here in Romania.
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  2.    10 Jul 2018 #12

    The way to protect yourself from disk failures is:
    a. Use monitoring software that alerts you e.g. this:
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    b. Use disk imaging routinely so you can restore an image as necessary- including to a new disk.
    Also the procedure of creating an image automatically checks your disk used space integrity.

    it's not even an update it's a complete windows reinstall, the update package was taking 20gb of disk space and after it was done there was an "OLD Windows" folder next to the new windows folder
    This criticism arises from not understanding the procedure, which is important as you'll experience it every 6 months.

    An upgrade to a new build involves a complete replacement of all Windows files. It may remove and introduce new features or change existing ones.

    Windows.old is there so for a nominal 10 days after upgrading you can restore the previous build. It is then automatically deleted.

    Oh, and language...(!). This is by design. The download will be around 3-4Gb.

    Whilst this means you don't have 3 service packs and 150 updates like Win 7, it does -quite rightly- have a bad reputation
    a. for occurring unexpectedly by default (Pro gives control - but only if you know how)
    b. for failing
    c. for being problematic.

    drivers up to date
    - if all is well, no need to worry about drivers for your PC. Windows deals with that. Mostly. However, occasionally for some users, things do go wrong.
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